Since we began in 2005 we have steadily built up a national and international reputation as an agency, which delivers a groundbreaking and exciting programme about architecture and the built environment. Our most high profile project Open House Dublin has achieved a staggering attendance figure of 23,000 over one weekend (in 2011), and our schools initiative A Space for Learning saw 120 architects deliver workshops with 1500 transition year students. We have commissioned Ireland’s representation at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2006, 2008 and 2010.
We do all of this because we believe that the quality of buildings and public spaces depends on the rigorous demands of a well-informed and confident public, and that the talents of the creative profession must be recognised, celebrated and promoted.
If you are interested in becoming a donor please contact IAF Director Nathalie Weadick on 01 6768864 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
If, for career purposes, you are interested in gaining experience of working in a cultural institution, from time to time the IAF has a limited number of various internship positions available.
An interest in and understanding of architecture would be an advantage, and you will have to show yourself capable of working on a variety of administrative tasks both on your own initiative and as part of a team.
If you are interested please send your CV, along with a statement of what you hope to gain by interning at the IAF, to email@example.com
Testimonials on Working with the IAF:
Janice – 07 August 2012
“Working with the IAF has been a hugely rewarding experience. It has allowed me experience a professional working environment, with an innovative and forward thinking organisation who constantly strive to both engage the public and promote good design practice in Ireland. I would highly recommend anyone interested in Architecture and the built environment to get involved and take the opportunity to learn from the IAF and work will some wonderful people.”
Jacqui – 08 January 2009
“I found the IAF gave me a holistic experience of an arts organisation. I was given the opportunity to work on my skills during my time there and given more responsibility than I expected, which I was very happy with. Being given the opportunity to work on and attend the Venice Architecture Biennale was by far one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever participated in.”
Dervla – 20 October 2008
“As a volunteer [on Open House Dublin 2008] I loved the experience. The Architect was so interesting and enthusiastic about the building, and all the visitors were so pleased. I’m definitely signing up to next year’s.”